NCAC Weekly Release (3-3-14) - Softball

NCAC Weekly Release (3-3-14) - Softball

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In a light week of NCAC Softball action, Oberlin picked up the lone win for the conference as the Yeowomen split a two-game series with Maryville College. Numerous conference teams will open up their 2014 season this week and next on spring break trips in Florida.

ALLEGHENY opened the season 0-4, taking part in the Beach Blast in the Mountains in Salem, Virginia.  After opening the season with a 6-1 loss to Roanoke and an 8-2 loss to Mary Washington on Saturday. Allegheny was defeated 12-3 by Washington (Md.) and 2-1 by Catholic on Sunday. Senior Halea Hayden (Pittsburgh, PA/North Hills) went 6-for-11 with two doubles and two runs scored on the weekend, while sophomore Katrina George (New Kensington, PA/Valley) homered twice and drove in three runs. Freshman Miranda Arison (New Salem, PA/Brownsville) led the pitching corps, allowing just one run with six strikeouts in six innings, while classmate Abrianna Sadler (Claridge, PA/Penn-Trafford) was saddled with a hard-luck loss against Catholic, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out seven.

DENISON will open the 2014 season on Sunday, March 16th, on their spring break trip in Tucson, Arizona against Augsburg at 2:00 p.m.

DEPAUW had a tough weekend in Atlanta, Georgia as they lost all four of their contest and were only able to score seven runs to opponents’ 34 runs scored.

HIRAM will open the 2014 season on Monday, March 10th, on their spring break trip in Kissimmee, Florida against Marietta at 11:00 a.m.

KENYON will open the 2014 season on Monday, March 3rd, on their spring break trip in Fort Myers, Florida against Franklin at 9:00 a.m.

OBERLIN started its season by earning a split at Maryville College, winning game one, 4-2, before falling, 9-6, in the nightcap. First-year Sami Mericle (San Rafael, CA/San Rafael) and junior Katie Pieplow (Rescue, CA/Ponderosa) each had three hits on the day, while Pieplow also recorded seven RBIs.

OHIO WESLEYAN  will open the 2014 season on Monday, March 10th, on their spring break trip in Fort Myers, Florida against St. Joseph’s at 9:00 a.m.

WITTENBERG will open the 2014 season on Monday, March 10th, on their spring break trip in Clermont, Florida against Northwestern (MN) at 9:00 a.m.

WOOSTER will open the 2014 season on Sunday, March 9th, on their spring break trip in Fort Myers, Florida against Dominican at 11:00 a.m.